Lake Junaluska Peace Conference explores health care

Jan 13, 2014

The 2014 Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, “Faith, Health, and Peace: Seeking the Basic Right to Good Health for All God’s Children,” seeks to affirm the basic right to good health from the perspective of faith traditions, lift up “the leading causes of life,” and explore ways faith communities can combat the causes of poor health, such as disease, violence, and poverty.  The conference will be held March 27-30 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, NC.

Early registration ends Feb. 15. Partial scholarships are available for full-time college and seminary students. Register by calling 800.222.4930 or visit

Leadership includes:

  • Dr. Christoph Benn, Director of External Relations and Partnerships Cluster for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva Switzerland
  • Dr. Gary Gunderson, Vice-President of Faith and Health Ministries at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Dr. James Cochrane, Professor in the Dept. of Religious Studies and Senior Research Associate in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr. Henry Perry, Founder of Andean Rural Health Care, and Senior Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, Presiding Bishop of the Raleigh Area of The United Methodist Church.


The Lake Junaluska Peace Conference is an ongoing response to God’s call to peacemaking and reconciliation.  Affirming the community of Abrahamic faiths, the Peace Conference seeks to work in partnership with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and members of other religious traditions to advance the work of reconciliation and peace.

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